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    Andy Guest

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    Breakfast will be LATE today.

    Last night at about 11:30pm watching Sunday night football, I
    heard banging noises in the living room. I turned on the
    lights and didn't see anything. I went back to the game and
    the noise began again in earnest. I finally took out my
    flashlight to light up some shadows when I shined upon a
    strange object attached to a loudspeaker. I closed in for a
    better look and there was a brown bat hanging and just looked
    at me with his bulging eyes. I stepped back in an instant.

    I had to let it be for the night, unable to get into gear and
    hold a flashlight and trap it. So I will wait until the sun
    shines in and easily trap the little hanger!

    He obviously wanted out and was flying into the windows and
    walls.

    I don't know if I'll catch and release it or turn it over to
    animal control to be screened for rabies.

    My trapping method is a simple shoebox. Trap it with the box
    and box cover from front and back and quickly close them
    together trapping the bat inside. Take the box outside, box
    cover down and pull off the box onto it's side shielding me so
    it can make it's escape.

    I'll be heavily dressed with thick winter gloves and full
    motorcycle helmet

    Last bat rescue: 1995

    You?

    Andy

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    George M. Middius Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > Last night at about 11:30pm watching Sunday night football,


    Did you bother having dinner, or did you veg out on the couch
    continuously following the afternoon games?




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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Monday, October 1, 2012 11:23:37 AM UTC-4, George M. Middius wrote:
    > Andy wrote:
    >
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    > > Last night at about 11:30pm watching Sunday night football,

    >
    >
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    > Did you bother having dinner, or did you veg out on the couch
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    > continuously following the afternoon games?


    Did you eat a dick, as usual?

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    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 10/1/2012 6:19 AM, Andy wrote:

    > Last bat rescue: 1995
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy



    In the middle of the night, I discovered a bat in the living room.
    Jackson the cat, loved to bring bats in the house via the cat door; the
    bats always stayed downstairs and bounced against the ceiling, over and
    over.

    George was asleep, but he woke up when I climbed back in bed. I asked
    him what he would do if there was a bird in the house. There was no
    reason to scare him with the truth, was there? He got up, and quickly
    discovered it was a bat. He got a towel, grabbed the bat and put it
    outside to fly away.

    Becca

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    Andy Guest

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    Ema Nymton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 10/1/2012 6:19 AM, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> Last bat rescue: 1995
    >>
    >> You?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    > In the middle of the night, I discovered a bat in the
    > living room. Jackson the cat, loved to bring bats in the
    > house via the cat door; the bats always stayed downstairs
    > and bounced against the ceiling, over and over.
    >
    > George was asleep, but he woke up when I climbed back in
    > bed. I asked him what he would do if there was a bird in
    > the house. There was no reason to scare him with the truth,
    > was there? He got up, and quickly discovered it was a bat.
    > He got a towel, grabbed the bat and put it outside to fly
    > away.
    >
    > Becca




    Becca,

    Heh heh heh! That certainly sounds like oddball cat behavior!

    I haven't seen my little hanger yet today. Maybe he let himself
    out the way he came. :-)

    I like George's technique better and will use it next chance I
    get.

    I was genuinely surprised it didn't set off the motion sensors!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    On 10/1/2012 6:19 AM, Andy wrote:

    > Last bat rescue: 1995
    >
    > You?


    Do flying squirrles count? Trapped/released one earlier this year.

    Steve

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    Andy Guest

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    pure kona Guest

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    On Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:52:46 -0500, Ema Nymton <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 10/1/2012 6:19 AM, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> Last bat rescue: 1995
    >>
    >> You?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    >In the middle of the night, I discovered a bat in the living room.
    >Jackson the cat, loved to bring bats in the house via the cat door; the
    >bats always stayed downstairs and bounced against the ceiling, over and
    >over.
    >
    >George was asleep, but he woke up when I climbed back in bed. I asked
    >him what he would do if there was a bird in the house. There was no
    >reason to scare him with the truth, was there? He got up, and quickly
    >discovered it was a bat. He got a towel, grabbed the bat and put it
    >outside to fly away.
    >
    >Becca


    Thank you. Bats are mammals so they have wee ones waiting. Saving
    them is such a great idea! Thanks to everyone- who does so!

    aloha,
    Cea

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    The Other Guy Guest

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    On Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:13:02 -1000, pure kona
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Thank you. Bats are mammals so they have wee ones waiting. Saving
    >them is such a great idea! Thanks to everyone- who does so!


    Bats eat bugs, so that's a great reason to treat them well.






    To reply by email, lose the Ks...


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    Andy Guest

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    The Other Guy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:13:02 -1000, pure kona
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Thank you. Bats are mammals so they have wee ones waiting.
    >> Saving them is such a great idea! Thanks to everyone- who
    >>does so!

    >
    > Bats eat bugs, so that's a great reason to treat them well.




    There are other places on earth equally bat awesome, but in
    Naaracourte, SA, Australia, a famous attraction was the bat
    cave. It was fashioned with close-circuit TV cameras in every
    direction, so when they (~200k) took flight at late evening,
    visitors could stand at the cave's edge to watch them leave for
    the evening hunt, coming from below to above! A
    remarkable/memorable sight to see!!!

    Andy

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